The Lantana Community Association is preparing for its annual spring improvements projects, primarily focusing this year on both the North Amenity Center swimming pool and the Heritage neighborhood swimming pool.
Mark Norton, community manager with the Lantana Community Association, outlined the projects slated for improvements including replacing the interior plaster and tile on both pools and renovating the interior restroom at the North Amenity Center.
Decking around all of Lantana’s five swimming pools will be inspected this year with improvements completed before swimming season begins in May. In addition, landscaping will be updated at the three neighborhood swimming pools in Heritage, Larkspur and Sandlin, Norton said.
The association uses an outside consultant to create a study designed to outline all equipment and facilities based on the expected timeframe each will remain in good shape while also factoring in usage.
From the study, a timeline is created along with estimates of how much money is needed to do the replacements or renovations.
“We have guidelines as to what amenity will reach the end of its lifetime,” Norton said. The association then conducts its own review to check conditions. Sometimes, based on usage, items may not need replacement while, at other times, they might need to take action earlier.
“Our goal is to keep everything nice and beautiful,” he said.
Norton said that bids have not yet gone out for this year’s improvements but funds to cover the replacements or renovations are set aside based on the timeline, which allows the association to have the necessary monies available when needed.
“We put away money in a reserve account to make sure funds are there,” Norton said.